"This particular object is exciting because studying its magnetic dynamo mechanisms can give us new insights on how the same type of mechanisms can operate in extrasolar planets - planets beyond our solar system", added Kao.
Based on what is known so far, scientists believe that the planet is 200 million years old and it is drifting through space around 20 light-years away from Earth.
Astronomers using NSF's Karl G. Jansky Very Large Array have detected a "rogue" planetary-mass object with a surprisingly powerful magnetic field.
Brown dwarfs are objects in space that are too big to be considered as planets, but are not big enough to sustain nuclear fusion of hydrogen within their cores, which is the process that powers stars. It also has a strong magnetic field that is more than 200 times stronger than Jupiter's.More news: Fulham snap up Arsenal's Chambers on season-long loan
The massive planet is the first object of its kind to be discovered using a radio telescope. The surface of SIMP is roughly 1,500 degrees Fahrenheit (816 Celsius), sitting "right at the boundary between a planet and a brown dwarf, or 'failed star, '" according to Kao. It is the radio signature of these auroras that allowed the researchers to detect these objects.
SIMP's magnetic field is over 200 times that of Jupiter's, notes the report.
Recently, exoplanets which may be able to support life in conditions similar to those found on Earth have also been recently spotted.
The surprising find is peculiar because it could be a planet or a brown dwarf.
On Earth, auroras are generated by interactions between its magnetic field and solar winds. One theory is that auroras happen when a planet or moon interacts with the brown dwarf's magnetic field.More news: Oil prices rise as U.S. renews sanctions against Iran
Brown dwarf masses are notoriously hard to measure, and at the time, SIMP0136 was thought to be an old and much more massive brown dwarf.
The difference between what constitutes gas giants and brown dwarfs is a matter of serious debate among astronomers, says NRAO.
The first of such astronomical bodies was observed in 1995 and the scientists are still trying to understand more about the radio emissions and magnetic fields of five brown dwarves.
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